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A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0763 / 51°4'34"N

Longitude: -4.0559 / 4°3'21"W

OS Eastings: 256072

OS Northings: 132781

OS Grid: SS560327

Mapcode National: GBR KR.DDBD

Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.MQQ

Plus Code: 9C3Q3WGV+GJ

Entry Name: Beachcroft

Listing Date: 31 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385212

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485674

Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX32

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Barnstaple

Built-Up Area: Barnstaple

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Barnstaple Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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684-1/5/196 (South West side)
31/08/88 No.22


House, now health authority offices. 1839. Solid, rendered
walls, at least partly of stone rubble. Slated roofs with old
brick chimney on each gable of main body of house; porch roof
hipped to left. 1 room wide and 2 rooms deep with central
staircase, the latter entered through a porch on left side.
2 storeys with semi-basement and garret. 2-window range.
Windows have slightly curved heads and contain 8-paned sashes.
Moulded board below eaves. Porch to left has round-arched
doorway with 6-panelled door and patterned fanlight. Plain
sash-window in upper storey.
Garden front (visible from Taw Vale and the riverside) has
rusticated basement with segmental-headed windows; to left,
sash window with 2 upright glazing bars, to right, small-paned
wood casement. Upper-storey windows have sashes with 9 panes
below and 6 above; in front of each a patterned iron
guard-rail. Entrance porch closely similar to reverse side,
except that the number of door panels may be different.
Right-hand (N) side wall has tall, round-arched stair window
with small panes and radial glazing bars in the head. 2
smaller pointed-arched windows with small panes in gable.
INTERIOR: porch has dado of decorated papier-mache.
Half-glazed inner door with coloured glass margin-panes.
Geometrical wood staircase with thin square balusters and
shaped step-ends; handrail voluted at the bottom. Stairhall
has dado matching that in porch; moulded cornice, foliated
chandelier boss, 6-panelled door to rear room, which has
panelled shutters, moulded cornice, foliated chandelier boss.
Front room sub-divided, section to right has 8-pointed boss.
First-floor landing has 6-panelled doors and foliated boss.
Rear room has cast-iron Gothic basket-grate; enriched cornice,
foliated boss, panelled shutters. Semi-basement, reached by
old stone steps from stairhall, has stone-flagged centre
passage. Rear room probably former kitchen with fireplace;
stone steps up to garden. Wine cellar with vaulted ceiling.
Pantry with slate shelves.
HISTORICAL NOTE: owners in 1986 had a deed of 1839 describing
the house as having been 'lately erected' on Corporation land.

Listing NGR: SS5607232781

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